Cynthia Herbert, Ph.D

Director of Education, The Foundry


Dr. Herbert specializes in creative learning and differentiated instruction for learners of all ages.  Services are available for schools, as well as cultural/community organizations. Current projects include the following:


·    Director of Education, NEW WORLD KIDSThe Foundry, devoted to the development of programs and materials that give  parents and educators tools to identify and nurture individual creative talents and multi-media literacies of children.


   Her latest publication in collaboration with Susan Marcus and Susie Monday is The Missing Alphabet: A Parent's Guide to Developing Creative Thinking in Kids, 2012.  For teachers she has written New World Kids at School: The Teacher's Guide to Creative Thinking, 2009.  


   Current projects include development and training in New World Kids: A Foundational Program for Young Children, being implemented at Big Thought's "Thriving Minds," in Dallas, Creative Action Project in Austin and other venues in Texas and Connecticut.  






·         International Education (SEED/SEMILLA), Professional development and follow-up (in Spanish) for over 300 Central American and Caribbean teachers studying for a year in the United States, and then returning to provide leadership in their home countries and rural communities. The program is funded by USAID, housed at Palo Alto College, San Antonio, and administered through Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Activities include courses in learning theory, child development, special needs, reading and other areas, as well as practicum supervision and assistance in local San Antonio schools. Latest materials: How to Create an Unforgettable Lesson (Como crear una leccion inolvidable), 5 guides for teachers that promote literacy and creativity across the curriculum. Julia Jarrell is Program Coordinator.    




·        The Rhodes School. Currently, Dr. Herbert is External Evaluator for a Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant at an Arts Magnet Charter School in Houston, funded by the DOE.